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25 Places in Mediterranean Europe You Must See at Least Once in Your Lifetime

New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

Walking the Cinque Terre Trail System

Cinque Terre Hiking Guide - A Map of the Trail System<p>If you are setting out to walk between the villages of the Cinque Terre, you'll probably arrive …

33 amazing places to visit in Italy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the land of "La Dolce Vita," and there are few places as sweet as Italy .<p>Its diverse landscape, artistic treasures and fabulous food make Italy a feast for the soul, offering something for everyone, like a spoonful of good minestrone soup.<p>There are the mountains and lakes of the Alps …

Italy

Ciao Bella! Italy’s most beautiful hikes

From the other-worlds peaks of the Dolomites to the hilltop towns of Tuscany, these hikes take you to the very heart of Italy – its people, …

Italy

The Ghan expedition – exploring Australia's great 'in-between'

From Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally to Adelaide, the train journey offers travellers something different each day<p>In the boundless island continent of Australia, too often visitors and citizens fly right over the top and out of the country rather than seeing what’s …

Australia

35 beautiful cities you must see in your lifetime

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Mathematics

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

17 of the hottest European apps for Android

Europe may be lagging behind the American tech scene, but there's still a lot to be impressed by.<p>Sure, the US has Facebook, and Snapchat, and Twitter. But Europe has contributed some serious heavyweights to the modern app economy: Just take Sweden's Spotify. Or the British Citymapper. Or TomTom, …

Apps

35 Tips for a Successful Flight

Avoid a serious case of cabin fever with these 35 tips to keep you—and, more importantly, your kids—happy, healthy, and distracted on even the …

Grand Teton

Molton Barn Grand Tetons National Park

Google is the General Electric of the 21st century

Everywhere one looks, Google is doing remarkable things. It could soon overtake Apple in downloads of applications; it is developing self-driving …

Silicon Valley

Three epic icy journeys

The spirit of expedition continues to thrive as travellers seek out epic journeys to broaden their minds and stimulate their senses. Winter months or chilly climates might seem like challenges, but breathtaking snow-capped mountains and windswept views of glacial lakes create a magical travel …

Hiking

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

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Expert tips for your first trek to the Indian Himalaya

Yearning to explore the forbidding peaks of the Indian Himalaya, but not sure where to start? These expert tips from a seasoned trekker will help you dodge the newbie mistakes and ensure your journey exceeds expectations.<p>Planning your trip<p>Thorough planning (or lack of it) can make or break a trip, …

Hiking

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

Sikkim

How to make the most of a last-minute trip to Yosemite

It seems like nearly every traveller has Ansel-Adams-fueled dreams of visiting Yosemite National Park (and the ones that don't should), and with those dreams come questions. We put two of the most common questions we get from travellers - both on short and last-minute trips - to Beth Kohn, author …

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